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Feb 1, 2013 10:30am PST
the concerns that have been heard over and over again and my concern and i share the objective of local build out and of keeping the rates low and i think it will be wonderful if we can figure out how do that however local power just keeps saying use prop h bonds for build out despite the fact that repeatedly. city attorney came to l.a. s c o and explained why it's not probably and they are not saying it today but that is the proposal for local build out and the city attorney has explained that it's for private use. and prop h is public bonds. public funds. second, the co general facility proposal the combined power is not only is that a continued investment in fossil fuels and it's private, local power has been saying for years now that it doesn't identify and know the sites that those cogent facilities would be located on but they don't think there would be any problem with seek away because it [spelling?] aught to be extent and they don't think there are any citing or permitting issues and they are still saying this at the done annoy where those location are and they are still talking
Feb 16, 2013 4:30pm PST
of these times and as a permitting environmental lawyer, i hear the proposal for local build-out would you tell any understanding without any understanding that has been given to site and permanentings and that is a huge under takings and certainly without annoy nog what they are proposing. thank you for your time. >> thank you. jason freed l.a. s c o staff on laugh behalf of supervisor chair comp poe and is one comment that wanted to give on this part of the presentation was that making sure that whatever is good much local power's presentation that we are trying to use that to implement that we are not flow throwing down the launch of program and this is key for all of my commissioners and not slowing down the program we need to get this program lamped and up and running as quickly as possible and if there are things that can be utilized in his presentation great but if not we should continue to move forward and there is item a on the agenda and there is a presentation on that are you still doing that presentation or is that being moofgd to another date? because i have some comment on t
Feb 8, 2013 10:30am PST
and i have been an alas ska commissioner last co's discussion for c c a and what i here from local power today although it has some different pictures associated with it very much the same thing that local power has been saying when last co hired it and did the same thing now that it's under contract with you [spelling?] and the answers that they are giving don't change despite the concerns that have been heard over and over again and my concern and i share the objective of local build out and of keeping the rates low and i think it will be wonderful if we can figure out how do that however local power just keeps saying use prop h bonds for build out despite the fact that repeatedly. city attorney came to l.a. s c o and explained why it's not probably and they are not saying it today but that is the proposal for local build out and the city attorney has explained that it's for private use. and prop h is public bonds. public funds. second, the co general facility proposal the combined power is not only is that a continued investment in fossil fuels and it's private, local power has be
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
francisco local agency formation commission. my name is david employ campos and i am chair of the commission. we welcome everyone to the meeting and wish everyone who is watching a very happy new year. madam clerk if you would call roll. >> president campos. >> present. >> commissioner avalos. >> commissioner schmeltzer. absent. >> commissioner mar. commissioner pimentel. >> if i may i know with commissioner pimentel there is an illness and if we could excuse here. >> okay. mr. chair, we have a quorum. >> before we start we would like to thank the clerk linda wong and acknowledge the sfgtv staff for covering the meeting today. madam clerk if you can please call item two. >> item two is election of the chairperson and the vice-chairperson for 2013. >> okay colleagues this is something that we do every year at the local agency formation commission, and i've had the honor of serving in the capacity of chair of lafco for the last two years following the tenure of then commissioner that was before me and it has been an exciting time for me, a fruitful two years, and the most i
Feb 8, 2013 7:30am PST
on tuesday did address the cleanpower sf. we did get a presentation from local power, our consultants that are advisingous how to structure the program to accelerate the local build out. that presentation involved quite a bit back and forth and questions from the commission and we're compiling the questions and working with local power to provide the commission specific questions and i am happy to share those with lafco board members as interest is expressed and with respect to california public utilities commission activities on the cleanpower sf front it's really at this point a focus on direction by the california public utilities commission to engage the parties interested in pg&e's green tariff option and settlement discussions so we have been participating with those parties that expressed interest in meeting the commission's direction on that. the commission -- the california public utilities commission has set hearings on that request by pg&e for february 15 and so that's pretty much the deadline if there is going to be agreement as to what this program will look like it will
Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
colleagues a nomination of commissioner john avalos to be the next chairperson of local agency formation commission, and a nomination of myself to serve as vice chair, so unless there is any comment why don't we before we take the action open it up to public comment. if there any member of the approximately that would like to speak. >> good afternoon. you have to pardon my voice. i am getting back over the nasty cold that has been going around so i won't speak long but thanks to all three of you and lafco for the work you have done over the years to get cleanpower sf moving forward because it's now getting to the stage where it is going to more and more become a green jobs and a local jobs program. it's really fitting supervisor avalos is being made the chair of the commission. thanks. >> thank you. any other member of the public who would like to speak? seeing none public comment is closed. so colleagues can we take those two nominations without objection? >> without objection. congratulations to chairperson avalos and the gavel is yours. >> thank you very much and it's an honor
Feb 13, 2013 4:30pm PST
of federal funds that are anticipated to be available over the next two years. and they provide a local match. they released the capital transit priorities plan and this is in accordance with that. also -- although mta is pushing out when the vehicles are procured it's accelerating the timeline for procuring them. it's going to be done through a consortium through the state of minnesota and that's the intent for the additional procurements coming up where mta participates in a larger contract and tailors the specks for san francisco needs but doesn't have to go through a longer process of coming up with the contract guidelines so this saves about a year for the procurement process. the impact of pushing out when the funds are needed but bringing when the funds are needed, if you will and pushing out the programming but accelerates the cash flow. it's essentially a strategic neutral plan amendment so it makes the cash available when mta will need it in order to secure these vehicles. i am here to answer any questions that you have. we also have mta staff here as well. >> thank you.
Feb 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
that is based upon local fixed capital cost and is that is what the build out will do you end up with over half of the power supply in a fair short period of time. being behind the meter and being essentially hardware and performance based rather than market or fuel-based. so, from the point of view of the commercial customer, you know, there are now over a thousand municipallies in the united states over c c a service and there has not been to my knowledge been a proem with which the program commence with a rate increase now clearly if the program commences with a rate increase that will send a negative signal to the commercial customers the approach we are taking here does not require a rate increase which actually shows surplus and is potential discounts for customers that sign on for this product and so there is an opportunity here to not have to answer that universal premiums where you are testing the willingness of commercial customers to pay extra we view that as a result of market because the market has been problematic over the last ten years but energy efficiency there are no such p
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
fundinours iprop k. there are three tracks in the program. one is the local streets track and the ortearial track and the schools track. the mta is looking to rebalance the program and by and large used for the streets track and look at the other two tracks and not to eliminate it but shift more resources to the other two tracks where speeding and accidents are happening in the city. in october 2012 the mta did a presentation about the local streets track revision. this presentation is on the commercial and arterial and school track revision so all three pieces are coming together. we will come back next month with a revision to the program priorities and also hopefully an amendment to the fiscal 2013-2014 of this for prop k. we do a comprehensive update on this for traffic calming. you will see a much larger program that encompasses all the changes before you and the next action item is for the fiscal year 2013-2014 and to solidify the policy items for today. i believe that is it for me. >> thank you. >> good morning mr. chair and commissioners. thank you so much
Feb 12, 2013 11:30am PST
and now that the locally preferred alternative has been selected this procurements are moving forward so all of this is to say that in the fall the board approved the programming, or the reprogramming of 40 million of the $57 million it left about $10 million left for programming. also in the fall the authority board allocated about $16 million for the procurement of about 60 40-foot electric diesel hybrid coaches and these are important projects as far as transit performance and reliability. there is no substitute for getting new vehicles and replacing and refreshing the fleet. this is the second part of the amendment to program the remainder of the funds. this will align prop k funds and leveraging $210 million of federal funds that are anticipated to be available over the next two years. and they provide a local match. they released the capital transit priorities plan and this is in accordance with that. also -- although mta is pushing out when the vehicles are procured it's accelerating the timeline for procuring them. it's going to be done through a consortium through the sta
Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm PST
is in your current local residential traffic calming base program and looking for ways to be more efficient in the program. we do a lot of project it's we receive applications from residents but we do a broad community wide plan which results in lot of different measure frs we're -- for the neighborhood and we can looking at ways to save money and direct that into arteal yars and schools and we think that the kind of improvements we can make through traffic calming can benefit more people and the higher of -- volumes and of course the children. this shows that the funds -- as i mentioned it's funded entirely by prop k and on the top row you can see that currently in the average year of the 2.5 million dollars that we're spending on the of traffic calming program and it's going into the local track but we have a three track approach and the proposal that we're going to go through today is really balancing between the local and the arterials and increasing the funding for schools so i will go through for each of the tracks what we're proposing to do programmatically. again for the local
Feb 25, 2013 10:30am PST
to legislate here locally. i'm also excited to see all of you here in part because some of you know, i'm one member of the board that doesn't have a car, that rides my bicycle many days of the week -- [applause] >> and like all of you, i think we are remarkably excited about the fact that the bike plan is moving forward, the fact that today is the start of the trial on market street, the fact that we are really moving our city's biking agenda forward. and i think with those of our friends from europe, we all want to take this to the next level and figure out what are the best ideas that we can adopt from the great cities around the world. we know that in recent years, i think san francisco with the help of our community advocates from the bike coalition and other advocates were really trying to bike strong and bike hard into the wind and i think finally the wind is at our back. we need the best ideas from around the world to move our great city forward. so welcome to our friends from europe. again, thank you for all of you here in san francisco that care passionately about this and i look fo
Feb 1, 2013 10:00am PST
guess what i'm really -- c c's local build out component is critical and i want to go on record again saying thank you for your work and your long-term commitment to this because, i think that c c a without a local build out is not a c c a program and we need to be moving towards on site generation as quickly as possible but one of the assumptionings that i think you are using is this commercial enrollment i don't know what we want to call it but the commercial participation in the program and i feel there may be some other kinds of risks that are not direct to the rate payer but veeply if there is not enough commercial enrollment or businesses change and opt out at that point or something might happen along the road? could you talk about that risky component assumption a little bit and what the risk is inherent in will. >> if i understand you, is that risk specific to commercial customers. >>> yes. >> essentially it would be the same generic risk applied to residential you have large commercial customers downtown and high rises downtown consuming a big part of the energy and
Feb 8, 2013 10:00am PST
are proposing a substantial development of local renewable resource and those demands eliminate -- and so the very approach limits risk compared to what you would get if you follow the shaw north america contract approach which, is all based on a commodity electricity which, is direct exposure to market price. and so at the high altitude, that is the most general statement that i can make about risk. this is a considerably low risk approach for the rate payer because of the performance of solar and efficiency and wind are very predictable, have no market price fluctuation, are simply a matter of whether the equipment works and so it's a comparison of equipment to fuel. >>> may be the best response would be to give us some bullets down the road and so we know how to respond to that issue and because rate pairs are going to ask that we how are we minimizing the exposure to them. >> any other questions? >>> yeah i have another question too in the risk -- but's a little bit different and so my understanding is that the assumptions in had model and i guess what i'm really -- c c's loca
Feb 11, 2013 1:30am PST
to the penal code. and we also train them at the local level about the city government and a little bit more about writing reports and what is expected of them here at the city level. so, they're not amateurs coming in. they are well trained and informed about what their duties are and what they can and cannot do. so, thank you. >> at this time i'd like to show you the product, psa. [laughter] >> california founders understood the importance of citizen oversight of local government. our writing into the state constitution requirement that each county will convene a civil grand jury with the express purpose of investigating local government activity. each year your county court, it's citizens just like you that serve as watchdogs over the government the jury has powers and local government is required to provide information the jury needs to conduct this investigation. the result of investigative reports can improve how local government does its job. reports also form the public about the performance of their government. serving on a civil grand jury is not only an experience you'll never for
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
that adjusted? thank you. so eric brooks san francisco breen party and local grass-roots organization "our city". i wanted to speak to the issue that counsel miller raised yes as to how we're going to do the build out there have been consider contentions shall we say in recent meetings and hammering that out and getting that right, and i won't go into details about all of that, but the main thing i would like to impress on the lafco commissioners is that there's been a new development in this dialogue that looks to be pretty problematic, and that is you know two years ago we the advocates and the lafco staff and other staff began work on earnest work for a build out and that model depends large numbers for the most part small local renewable instalations, efficiency installations. most importantly behind the meter in customer's property and what that is about is -- it means it's after the meter that pg&e has on the house so what you're doing by doing small diverse local installations like that behind the meter you're avoiding a lot of cost of transmission and distribution that you would
Feb 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
the importance of all the projects here. it puts people to work. we support the local high ordinance and with that i urge you to take the appropriate action to move this project forward. thank you >> thank you. next speaker >> good afternoon supervisors i'm david local 3. i concur with my colleague charley on this issue. to find a way to expand the business here in san francisco is very important. i'm very excited to see there are over 3 thousand jobs to be generated in san francisco. i'm happy to see the construction of our construction teams to come in and build this project and with that to make it nice and short. i concur with everybody to move this project forward >> next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors and good afternoon to your staff. i'm randy i'm a operating engineer in local three. i know you've heard all kinds of reasons today and in the meeting before. this project is a good investment in the city of san francisco and a good investment in the people of the city of san francisco and i urge you to move this project forward please. thank you >> thank you. next sp
Feb 15, 2013 2:00am PST
. * if you look at a renewable energy credit mix like was discussed by local power at a previous meeting, by changing the mix of recs, just that one line item, if you move to more tradable recs which are less than a quarter of a penny which is five pennies for a bundled rec, you can get that premium down significantly to about $6 a month. and then the last numbers that we run was to try to figure what the mix would have to be in order to make a pg&e-like program. and we've read in the newspapers as have you their program is on average expected to cost about $6 a month. what that would mean for a tier 1 customer, we think, is about $3.67. and, so, what ms. hale has spoken to you about is to get plenty of input from you as far as what the pricing range would be so we have 2 points to then interpolate what could be a potential opt-out between deep green premium product and then a lighter green that does a rec mix similar to what lpi had mentioned as a scenario. >> what would you do? [laughter] >> would you opt in or opt out? because i'm totally confused. >> there are five right answers. it
Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
is that to the extent that the local build out is the reason people might sign up for us, we do have to recognize that for all of the unanswered questions that we have on this part -- this is the simple one. this is by comparison a piece of cake, both to analyze and to implement. much more difficult. the program that's been put forward for the local build out, this is a very aggressive program. how many -- what was the bond size? >> a billion dollars. >> a bill-dollar bond issue, thousands of small projects that have to be managed in a -- it's a very ambitious program. so that all of the difficulty we're having grasping just this first phase, if the first phase becomes dependent on the second phase, we have to get a lot smarter before we do that. because a lot of those questions frankly haven't been posed in a correct form yet let alone answered. >> that is to be continued. >> further comments? jason breed, i think you wanted to make a comment. mr. brookes? >>> mr. finestein and ms. ackerman. >>> jason freed laugh co-staff. a couple things i wanted to point out. i'd be remiss if i didn't remind y
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
businesses more likely to circulate within the local neighborhood. the fillmore was not always like this. it was one point it was thriving, but urban renewal changed everything. the business district reflects the culture and diversity of our community and by granting domino's conditional use authorization you will roll back the work that is being worked on. the impact to the neighborhood is real. this business will help to eliminate small business opportunities by putting pressure on existing businesses and pricing out start-ups. it doesn't compliment entertainment, business or residents. this location for the last three years has been four businesses that have came and gone. there hasn't been a lease signed. there was a mexican restaurant that came and gone and failed. there was a bbq restaurant not locally owned that just sold hamburgers and it closed. it opened up again as an indian restaurant now. i walked by there a couple of weeks ago and they had a sign saying they were selling burgers and fries and no lease sign and now domino's is coming. this particular area of the community, t
Feb 15, 2013 2:30am PST
contract with a consulting firm that provide them with advice on the wholesale contracting and the local build components that they've implemented. >> okay. i just want to make sure we're examining every option and every crevice we need to look into. thank you. >> thank you. >> mr. brooks. >>> good afternoon again. >> yes. >> > commissioners, eric brooks, san francisco green party and local grassroots organization our city. first a quick note on marin. * while we would be the first to raise marin as the example that you can get a lot closer price parity in whatever program you put forward, price parity with pg&e, there is an issue in that we must set a different example from -- in san francisco that because marin did not make a primary driver of its program local installation, to date they're only building about one or two megawatts a year of renewables. and that is not enough. it will take them a century to replace their power under that scenario. and that is exactly why we're pushing a different scenario for san francisco. so that within five years or so, we can replace half of our pow
Feb 16, 2013 1:30am PST
, he can make forces appear very rapidly in support of a regional disaster, a local emergency or wherever they are needed, and transportation, communication, security logistics capabilities that come to the table really augment the medical care that's being provided in the disaster scene. >> like colonel ingels, i was impressed by the robust, defined chain of command and a large response capable of being produced. however, in an overwhelming disaster things don't always go as planned and certainly our experiences in combat has showed us there and prior experience with disasters have outlined that even though there's a well-defined system of response it doesn't always work out. what i defined yesterday was that logistics problems may get in the way and interfere with medical surge planning as is outlined. putting resources where they are needed in a huge disaster may outstrip the ability of local authorities to do that because roads are out. the niche we have as the marine corps assets we have the ability to locate some of our resources like shock trauma platoons, that's what
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
opportunities to certified public utilities commission local business enterprise and to make corresponding technical changes >> thank you very much, president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair and colleagues, i appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opportunities for so-called certified puc lbe, which are small businesses located within our regional water service area, but outside of the boundaries of san francisco. the puc lbe program was created in 2006 to allow small business that operate within our puc water service area to compete for work on the water system improvement program; as know the wisp program has two-thirds of costs being paid by regional water customers of the sfpuc and so the thinking in 2006 it was appropriate for those communities that pay for our water systems improvement to also yield the local economic benefits that are certified puc lbe contracting program can provide. since the wisp program is nearing completion, but the sfpuc has additional projects
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
causes for hope here and there. in recent decades, when people have become involved with the local population of animals, they have started to take part in the conservation process. and that's certainly the case here in borneo, in the caves at gomantong. the only visitors here when we first came in 1972 were the local people -- and the people came to the cave for one particular and extraordinary purpose. they collect what is surely one of the strangest commodities to be found in any cuisine. it's so valuable that they risk their lives to get it. they are harvesting the nests that swiftlets construct using their own glutinous spittle. and this is the end product of all this labor and sweat and danger and sheer courage. one can't help wondering who it was who first look at these extraordinary objects and said, "that'd be great for making soup out of." but whoever he was, he lived over 1,000 years ago, because there are chinese records in the 9th and 10th centuries which speak of the wonderful delicacy of birds' nests that you can get from borneo. i wanted to see what all the fuss was
Feb 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
period of time will further destroy the things we have come to expect and rely on from our local family home improvement industry. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>> my name is david peterson and i own the property on the end of kate street, 52 kate. and i have the largest piece of property on kate street as well and i have not been contacted by anybody from orchard supply. i have two issues that i want to discuss, and one is the use of the loading dock and another is the traffic issue. i'm sure you guys are aware that 88 brannon has reorganized their main entrance to their parking lot to decatur street, there will be a much larger volume on brannon and [speaker not understood]. one of the biggest problems with kate street using it as a loading dock is the street is very narrow and along that street is everybody's driveway and entrance to their building. in the past sfpd has recognized anybody using that loading dock is blocking my driveway and we have ticketed and towed cars in the past. it is not a legal loading dock and it's not really designed to be a loading dock b
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